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    This is easily done by taking lessons with...

    This is easily done by taking lessons with instructors who are also judges. That way you get personalized instruction that applies to your specific horse with you as the rider.....so you get...
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    My BO has 22 acres. She maintains the property...

    My BO has 22 acres. She maintains the property all by herself...and has ever since she bought it when she bailed from the corporate world. Areas she needs help is in putting up hay & straw for the...
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    Any horse.....of any age.....of any price,....is...

    Any horse.....of any age.....of any price,....is a heartbeat away from being dog food. And being horses, you never know when they will find unique ways to injure themselves.

    Take the horse. ...
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    I totally agree with the above statements. ...

    I totally agree with the above statements.

    As the owner of a stallion, who was typically the best behaved horse in the barn, the prejudice against stallions was irritating.

    At one place I...
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    It is not about the stallion.....it is all about...

    It is not about the stallion.....it is all about the human.....

    And the human's comfort level with conflict and assertiveness. This mare has her human's number....and the human is very...
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    You have obviously never ridden a stallion. They...

    You have obviously never ridden a stallion. They are quite proud animals. Sensitive. Aware.

    Everyone says, "but it's such a better life for them...." hooey....a good stallion can be turned out...
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    Hope you enjoy the WE. Make sure you read the...

    Hope you enjoy the WE. Make sure you read the rules for how the obstacles are to be executed/entered.

    I got dinged because I started my turn around the barrels the "wrong way" (either turning...
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    That's what you pay an instructor for. A judge...

    That's what you pay an instructor for. A judge judges.

    If the scores matter so much, then hopefully the rider paid to get their ride videoed so she/he can review the ride with their instructor...
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    I don't understand why you guys are so fixated on...

    I don't understand why you guys are so fixated on comments at a COMPETITION. If you want a lesson, pay for a lesson. Most judges also teach. Just schedule a lesson.

    Some of my best test-prep...
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    I was recently talking to a european...

    I was recently talking to a european trainer/rider. He said American riders only think of dressage as a competition activity, not as a horse training activity.
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    Would you want your doctor that read your...

    Would you want your doctor that read your mammogram to have a different opinion than another doc? How about the technician that reads the X-ray of a weld in a nuclear reactor vessel? The...
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    The point is there is not consistency in how...

    The point is there is not consistency in how judges apply the scores.....

    As I mentioned upthread...get 5 judges in a room and asked them to agree on the descriptors (not the number score)...
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    Have you read the peer-reviewed paper written by...

    Have you read the peer-reviewed paper written by COTH's own Nerd Herd?

    The paper was published in The Journal for Quantitative Analysis in Sports, "Scoring Variables and Judge Bias in United...
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    Ok....we will have to agree to disagree if you...

    Ok....we will have to agree to disagree if you think this ride is better than the one posted by OP.

    Look at 1:20.....every stride of the trot the rider is bouncing off the horse's mouth and the...
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    But how can they be accurate, precise,...

    But how can they be accurate, precise, fair....whatevah....if there is no clear definition of what the numbers represent.

    The dressage scale has descriptors....the numbers just allow you to do...
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    Yup....she's getting +70% on this horse

    Yup....she's getting +70% on this horse
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    Working Equitation is not JUST for Iberian...

    Working Equitation is not JUST for Iberian breeds. All breeds are welcome at WE competitions.

    The history of WE is that EU countries with traditional breeds of working cattle horses wanted to...
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    Hmmm.....interesting perspective. I prefer...

    Hmmm.....interesting perspective.

    I prefer to see the soft connection of the reins shown in this ride vs the "water skiing on the mouth" tension you see with some riders.....can we say Adelinde...
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    Thanks! I knew there were more current reviews...

    Thanks! I knew there were more current reviews out there, but obviously the search utility on COTH is not running on google algorithms.

    If I'm going to send some expensive saddles to consign, I...
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    Another where to sell saddle thread

    I could swear that I just saw this question posted, but when I did a search did not find current postings. Anything I found had recommendations that were a few years old, or links got me the dreaded...
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    Double running braids........

    Double running braids........
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    Can the horse put one foot in, one foot...

    Can the horse put one foot in, one foot out....two feet in, two feet out....step in, step off....back and forth....forth and back...rinse, repeat?

    You need to get the the horse to follow your...
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    We seem to have 2 camps posting: (a) - Those...

    We seem to have 2 camps posting:

    (a) - Those who dislike (hate) free lunging and see no use for it;
    (b) - Those who practice it and see value in it.

    I find these polar opposite views...
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    #1 - Whip cracking is not with "intent"....when...

    #1 - Whip cracking is not with "intent"....when it is done by the clueless....it is done to chase a horse into a frenzied run.

    #2 - No lion-taming whip cracking within earshot, because well-done...
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    Nothing more beautiful than a well-done running...

    Nothing more beautiful than a well-done running braid...
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